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13 декабря, 00:34

EIA STEO revises Brent, WTI oil-price forecasts downward for 2019

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In its latest Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO), the US Energy Information Administration has revised its 2019 price forecasts for Brent and West Texas Intermediate to $61/bbl and $54/bbl, respectively, which are both $11/bbl lower than forecast in the STEO for November.

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12 декабря, 22:08

Cogent Midstream lets contract for Midland basin gas plant

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Cogent Midstream has let a contract to Honeywell UOP for the previously announced expansion of natural gas processing capacity in the lower Midland basin of West Texas that will add a refrigerated cryogenic processing plant at the same location as its existing Big Lake gas plant in Reagan County, Tex.

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12 декабря, 22:00

Manchin to succeed Cantwell as Senate Energy panel’s top Democrat

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US Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) will become the Energy and Natural Resources Committee’s ranking minority member when Congress reconvenes in January, it was announced on Dec. 12. He will succeed Maria E. Cantwell (D-Wash.), who has been the committee’s top Democrat since January 2015.

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12 декабря, 21:54

Cenovus to focus 2019 budget on Foster Creek, Christina Lake

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Cenovus Energy expects to allocate the majority of its planned 2019 budget of $1.2-1.4 billion to sustain base production at its Foster Creek and Christina Lake oil sands operations. The company also plans to complete construction of the Christina Lake Phase G expansion. With an approved design gross capacity of 50,000 b/d, production startup from the expansion is expected in second-half 2019.

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12 декабря, 21:47

Total signs E&P contracts for blocks off Mauritania

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Total and the Ministry of Petroleum, Energy, and Mines of Mauritania have signed an agreement awarding Total two exploration and production contracts for Blocks C15 and C31 deep offshore Mauritania, covering a 14,175-sq km area. Based on the contracts, Total will serve as operator of these two blocks with a 90% interest alongside SMHPM, which will hold the remaining 10%.

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12 декабря, 21:35

French Guyana: Total commits to exploration campaign

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Total SA reported on plans to begin its exploration campaign on the Guyane Maritime license, 150 km off French Guyana. Total’s objective on the license is to drill one last exploration well, following the five formerly drilled during 2011-13 to conclude definitively whether an exploitation phase is relevant.

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12 декабря, 21:04

BOEM extends EIS comment period for proposed Beaufort Sea lease sale

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The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has extended the public comment period for a proposed environmental impact statement (EIS) relating to a proposed 2019 Beaufort Sea oil and gas lease sale, the agency’s Anchorage office said on Dec. 11.

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12 декабря, 21:00

EIA: US crude inventories down 1.2 million bbl

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US crude oil inventories, excluding the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, decreased by 1.2 million bbl for the week ended Dec. 7, according to data from the US Energy Information Administration. At 442 million bbl, US crude oil inventories are about 7% above the 5-year average for this time of year, the report indicated.

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12 декабря, 20:07

Marathon extends Bakken acreage with Ajax wells

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Marathon Oil Corp. reported an average 30-day initial production of more than 2,400 boe/d (84% oil) from a four-well Middle Bakken pad in the Ajax area of the Williston basin in Dunn County, North Dakota.

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12 декабря, 19:56

Watching Government: Carbon tax idea reappears

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Did the Democrats regaining majority control of the US House in the recent midterm elections improve the legislative climate for a federal carbon tax? Its prospects certainly look brighter now than when the Republicans were in charge and opposed to any proposal for a new federal tax.

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12 декабря, 19:46

Cuadrilla stops hydraulic fracturing in Bowland shale

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Privately owned Cuadrilla Resources Ltd. again stopped hydraulic fracturing operations at its Preston New Road natural gas drilling site in Lancashire, northwest England, after minor tremors were detected Dec. 11. Fracturing in the Bowland shale has been halted three times since October.

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12 декабря, 19:45

DEA to focus on Zama discovery with Sierra acquisition

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DEA Deutsche Erdoel AG (DEA), Hamburg, has agreed to acquire Sierra Oil & Gas, Mexico City, giving it access to a portfolio of six exploration and appraisal blocks in Mexico, including the Zama discovery.